I’m not sure audiences necessarily want to go see a drama about terrorism given the state of the world, but “6 Days” turns back the pages of history to tell the true story of a hostage situation that grabbed headlines around the world.
Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, and Abbie Cornish star in the film that details the hostage taking of the Iranian Embassy, and the tense situation that unfolded to save lives and bring the perpetrators to justice. Here’s the official synopsis:
In April 1980, six armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London, taking 26 people inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid, the likes of which the world had never seen before.
The film was shot on location in London, in and around Knightsbridge. The screenplay was written by acclaimed screenwriter Glenn Standring after extensive research and interviews with various individuals who played a key part in the days leading up to, during, and after the Embassy siege. The framework for the film largely follows the perspective of three people who played a vital part in the events at the time – hostage negotiator Max Vernon, the man responsible for communicating with the terrorists inside the building; news reporter Kate Adie, who was covering the events for the BBC and Rusty Firmin, leader of one of the SAS assault teams that entered the Iranian Embassy to end the siege.
“6 Days” opens in the U.K. on August 4th, no U.S. release date just yet.